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|Title: ||Computational fluid dynamics study of middle turbinectomy|
|Authors: ||Mohammed, Zuber|
Kamarul Arifin, Ahmad, Dr.
Suzina, Sheikh Abdul Hamid, Dr.
Rushdan, Ismail, Dr.
Mohammad Zulkifly, Abdullah, Prof.
Ibrahim Lutfi, Shuaib, Prof.
|Keywords: ||Computational fluid dynamics (CFD);Middle turbinate;Velocity;Resistance|
|Issue Date: ||27-Feb-2012|
|Publisher: ||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Citation: ||p. 338-341|
|Series/Report no.: ||Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (ICoBE 2012)|
|Abstract: ||A computational fluid dynamics study has been carried out using a three-dimensional nasal cavity model reconstructed based on computed tomographic images of a healthy Malaysian
adult nose. This normal model was then subjected to virtual removal of the middle turbinate from the left half of the nasal
cavity. Navier-Stokes and continuity equations for steady airflow were solved numerically to examine inspiratory nasal airflow. The result of this turbinectomy was compared with the normal case. For a flow rate of 20L/min, the resistance obtained for
normal and middle turbinate removal was 0.89 Pa-min/L, and 0.71 Pa-L/min respectively. Around 15.65% of the flow reached olfactory region when the middle turbinates were removed resulting in the increase in average velocity in the region by about 180%.|
|Description: ||Link to publisher's homepage at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/|
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